DESIGN PORTFOLIO Kimberly Shoemaker email@example.com
DIGITAL SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite Autocad Autodesk Maya Autodesk Revit Grasshopper Maxwell Render Python SketchUp V Ray Rendering Z Brush
PHYSICAL SKILLS Kimberly J Shoemaker kimberly.j.shoemaker @gmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org 610.823.2080 University of Pennsylvania School of Design M. Arch Candidate Class of 2020 University of Pittsburgh B. A. Architectural Studies Minor in Studio Arts Class of 2016
3D Printing CNC Routing Concrete Casting Etching/Engraving Laser Cutting Metal Working Painting Plaster Casting Wood Working
EXHIBITIONS Personal Design Portfolio (2015, 2016) Univ. of Pittsburgh History of Art + Architecture Yearly Exhibition Frick Fine Arts Building
Checked Out (2016) duct tape, reflective vinyl, digital video Frick Fine Arts Building
Broken Glances (2015) steel sheets Frick Fine Arts Building
Approach (2015) plywood, plastic tubing Frick Fine Arts Building
Unraveled (2015) plaster, fabric, paper Frick Fine Arts Building
Go Stop (2012) mixed media installation Frick Fine Arts Building
EXPERIENCE Canno Design 109 S 13th St. Philadelphia, PA Architecture Intern, 2018
Revit drawings + modeling, rendering, Autocad drafting, site surveys, marketing materials, permit drawings, material sample boards, custom furniture design
AE7 2840 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA Architecture Intern, 2016
Revit drawings + modeling, post processing diagrams, coordinate with Dubai office location, site surveys, branding for local proposals, collaborate with landscape architects
Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects 606 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA Architecture Intern, 2015
Revit drawings + modeling, Autocad drafting, publish project proposals, site surveys, material sample boards, complete + edit Change Orders + RFIs
AFFILIATIONS PennDesign Women in Architecture member 2018
American Institute of Architecture Students chapter president 2014-15 reinstated Pitt chapter 2014 sophomore representative 2013 freshmen representative 2012
Phi Sigma Pi Co-Ed National Honor Fraternity media relations committee 2015 media relations/rush chair 2014 philanthropy committee 2013
Habitat for Humanity Restore Philadelphia + Pittsburgh
AWARDS Albert Kahn Scholarship 2016-19 Steele William Grey Scholarship 2016-19 A.J. Schneider Award 2016 REES Study Abroad Scholarship 2014
CONTENTS ARCHITECTURE STUDIO PROJECTS
01 ARTIFICIAL MATERIALITY pages 6 - 11
02 PERMEATING PLATFORMS
pages 12 - 17
03 VARIEGATED MONOLITH
pages 18 - 23
SHORT TERM PROJECTS
04 MATERIALS + SENSITIVITY
pages 24 - 25
05 UGLY DELICIOUS
pages 26 - 27
06 RIGID RACHIS
pages 28 - 29
07 CONVEX CONTAINER
pages 30 - 31
08 SCULPTURE WORK
pages 32 - 35
MATERIALITY Instructor: Kutan Ayata // University of Pennsylvania // Fall 2018
With the proposed goal to activate the courtyard between the existing buildings of the southwest corner of Stuyvesant Town in New York City, I chose to begin with massing studies that derived from extending he existing arms to create a solid mass. Using a series of tangents and arcs based on the existing buildings and paths, I created a formal language three-dimensionally and used those forms to carve away at the solid mass. This allowed for the new extension of the building to appear as one from the top view, but in reality have numerous pockets of negative space throughout to let in light and refrain from having a heavy presence on the site. These negative spaces also allowed for a large amount of terraced patios roof gardens.
The additional housing program I included in the new architecture spaces serves as compensation for those partaking in medical trials and experiments, much like those seen on fliers in the subway or sponsored by local medical institutions. This approach to housing creates the opportunity for those wanting to live in the city, but unable to afford the New York City rent prices. As most medical trials and experiments require moderating, the medical facilities are located within the site. Various additional programming fills the site for the occupants to have experiences similar to amenities found in luxury apartment complexes.
1. art studio
7. communal living room
10. two-story apartment
5. patient rooms
8. group therapy
11. resident storage
3. communal living room
6. medical testing
9. multi-purpose room
12. library + study space
02 PERMEATING PLATFORMS Instructor: Annette Fierro // University of Pennsylvania // Spring 2018
The prominence and quantity of vacant lots in East Parkside provides the possibility of a blank canvas to enhance the physical area and establish a stylized network to provide a signature identity for the community. Responding to the existing architecture and community involvement of the East Parkside allows for the permeating platforms to remain flexible and adaptable over time in regards to program function, shelter, and possible expansion. To bring an element of life and fun to the site, the language and methodology is formed from the exploration of construction toys. A village of fragmented moments that are infinite in time and space give the sense of a buzzing space or community hub for the libraryâ€™s site. The library programming is scattered throughout the site to establish this variegated village. The program functions go beyond what is typically associated with a library to make the site active, engaging, functional, and fun. Scattering various programs helps generate interactions, and economy. Platforms that permeate throughout the site at various height levels create a circulation and programmatic network that works to activate vacant lots.
illustrated site render
site analysis diagram
site analysis process
platform program diagram
green space food garden picnic area gathering space public art observatory coffee convenience store circulation playground
Following the varying height patterns as the platforms mimics the various activities constantly occurring throughout the village and provides a physical composition of energy and activation that invites participation and exploration by the community of East Parkside. Exploration of this site and project becomes an intervention to serve the community, employ the community, and give identity to the community.
FO OD GA RD EN
BA N K
FLEX S PACE
OUTDOOR GATHER ING S PAC E
FOOD TR UCK LOT
PAC E TING S MEE OR DO UT
PLA YG R
ND OU BIKE
R EA DIN G
RO O M COMPUTE
CHECK OU T
EN E GARD
IVE ER EAT TH
G RO O M
REN ILD CH
FLEX S PAC
G RO O M
03 VARIEGATED MONOLITH Instructor: Danielle Willems // University of Pennsylvania // Fall 2016
This projects approaches the formality of architecture as a series of curvilinear, monolithic forms that create a harmonious entity. Attention to seams define the physical spatial separations while changing perspectives conceal the divisions that create the illusion of an individual mass that begins to merge with the environment. The ground relation establish a rhythmical and symphonic relationship with the site. While the architectural language reads as organic, the pattern and color establish a bold contrast. The pattern and color throughout the massing and manipulated site enhance the suggestion of a harmonious monolith. By over-saturating the colors used in Wrightâ€™s pottery pieces, the colors are able to be traced back to the historical context of the site
monolith transformations board title
48’ 43’ 40’
501 Design Studio - Fall 2016 - Instructor: Danielle Willems
Student: Kimberly Shoemaker
University of Pennsylvania - Penn Design
By using line work from the siteâ€™s topography and line work based on the pottery pieces, the pattern becomes an abstract symbol of he essence of Wrightâ€™s formal qualities. The generalized program function as a gallery space allows the ability to experiment with form and patterns that turn each part of the whole into an individual, precious artifact.
primary circulation secondary circulation vertical circulation
04 MATERIALS + SENSITIVITY University of Pennsylvania // Spring 2018
This proposal for a series of little free libraries to exist within the community of East Parkside, Philadelphia became a modest monument that focused on celebrating the agency and community of the neighborhood. The library-monument is a simple twisted column with alternating layers of wood, brick, concrete, lights, and books. The use of reclaimed materials honors the built heritage and layered history of the neighborhood while complimenting the urban character.
5. 1. light module 2. book module 3. chalkboard module 4. brick module 5. module order assembly 6. book drop section 7. physical model 24
DELICIOUS HOK Futures Competition // Partner: Ira Kapaj // Spring 2019
This project aims to maintain the vitality and sense of ever-adapting community in the Italian Market through means of material sensitivity, approachable scale and public engagement. Although the area is full of Philadelphiaâ€™s most diverse eateries and numerous food markets, there is a lack of public space for visitors and community members to gather and enjoy the smorgasbord of food â€“ both indoor and outdoor spaces. By incorporating a communal kitchen, pop-up restaurant, and food garden that can be utilized and enjoyed by the general public as well as those in the proposed residential spaces, this project begins to emerge seamlessly into the existing fabric of the Italian Market while enhancing the unique liveliness and activity that shapes the identity of the Italian Market.
Instructor: Danielle Willems // University of Pennsylvania // Summer 2016 The initial component takes on a swoop-like shape that when multiples and bridged in a line begins to take on qualities of a spine. Rotations of the component throughout the line creates a sense of movement to the rigid object. In order to highlight this sense of movement throughout, five lines are combined to create an orthogonal, multi-directional component. A sense of chaos is initiates with the aggregation of the modules occurring at various intervals of augmentation.
CONTAINER Instructor: Danielle Willems // University of Pennsylvania // Fall 2016
To explore spatial conditions at a small scale, the design intent was to create a container - with the definition of one left open ended - inspired by Russel Wrightâ€™s butter dish pottery piece. The subtle curves and clear origins of a circular geometry instigated ideas of convex curves of the human figure. As the butter dish exists as two entities while appearing as a whole, the container does as well.
The decision to create a handmade model derives from the traditional creation of pottery pieces. The convex pillows that serve as the skin for the container mask the exact location of the opening seams to access the butter dish, while creating a soft, unusual texture out of simple foam sheets pinned to a core of shaped extruded polystyrene.
1. side A 2. side B 3. bottom 4. top 5. axon
08 SCULPTURE WORK
Cave (2012) 750 sheets of card stock (8.5”x11”) Each sheet was cut individually and stacked without adhesive. The pieces cut out creates a sculpture and the full sheets with a negative of the design creates a second. The goal was to create a hidden environment in the negative of the full sheets that requires a close up experience and displays rugged imperfections.
Broken Glances (2015) steel sheets This sculpture became an exploration of material transformation with only using the oxygen-acetylene tanks and cutting torch. While these tools are typically used for brazing or cutting, I decided to use the torch as a drawing instrument with plain steel sheets as the canvas. By removing my glasses while working, I was able to draw blindly and let the organically occurring effects of the torch guide the drawn forms. I was able to manipulate the piece the more I worked at it and learned how the steel responded to my method of drawing.
Approach (2015) plywood + plastic tubing. The anthropomorphic shapes of the wooden vessels draw attention to make viewers slow down as they approach the building. The clear tubing allows rainwater to travel through each vessel towards the bottom of the elongated stairs. Sounds also travel through the tubing, making the installation interactive and approachable. Each vessel was created organically, without particular planning, to ensure similar yet individual characteristics of each.